• School Counseling Mission Statement girl
    The mission of the Nazareth Area School District’s School Counseling Program is to establish a comprehensive and integrated counseling program that focuses on learning, builds character, and develops skills and competencies necessary to be successful in life. This program will facilitate the academic, career, and personal/social development of all students in grades K-12. The school counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize school potential and academic achievement. We believe that the school counseling program is an integral part of the total education process.

    School Counseling Program Description
    The Nazareth Area School District school counseling program is a collaborative effort benefiting students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the overall community. As an integral part of the students’ daily educational environment, the school counselors provide support and assistance to all students in developing academic, career, and personal/social strengths. In order to implement this program, school counselors employ a variety of methods and activities accommodating varying rates of development among students.


    School counselors coordinate a school-wide program for all students by organizing around four primary program components. Counselors have expertise in each of the program components, but it is the counseling function ( responsive services component) for which the school counselors have received special training. The other components, counseling curriculum, individual planning, and system support, require ownership and collaboration among the entire school staff. The student-centered program provides appropriate instruction and assistance at each grade level.


    Crisis Prevention

    The following telephone numbers are provided by the Nazareth Area School District Counselors. The Counselors are available to any student who would like help dealing with difficult situations including drug and/or alcohol abuse, family problems and/or depression.


    Valley Wide Help Information and Referral Lines


    National Institute on Drug Abuse


    Alcoholics Anonymous




    Overeaters Anonymous



    Contact your school’s guidance counselor:
    Joshua Gridley Kenneth N. Butz, Jr. Elementary School 610-759-1118 ext. 5006


    Amanda Netzley Lower Nazareth Elementary  School 610-759-7311 ext. 6250 anetzley@nazarethasd.org
    Michelle Warren Floyd R. Shafer Elementary School 610-759-5228 ext. 4203 mwarren@nazarethasd.org
    Tammy Drugatz Nazareth Area Intermediate School 484-292-1111 ext. 3006 tdrugatz@nazarethasd.org
    Christopher Mamana Nazareth Area Intermediate School 484-292-1111 ext. 3005 cmamana@nazarethasd.org
    Michelle Famularo Nazareth Area Middle School 610-759-2250 ext. 8013 mfamularo@nazarethasd.org
    Lee Bauder Nazareth Area Middle School 610-759-2250 ext. 8014 lbauder@nazarethasd.org
    Sarah Talianek Nazareth Area High School 610-759-1730 ext. 2312 swalsh@nazarethasd.org
    Christina Hayward Nazareth Area High School 610-759-1730 ext. 2313 chayward@nazarethasd.org
    Lauren    Woodall Nazareth Area High School 610-759-1730 ext. 2315 lwoodall@nazarethasd.org
    Meaghan Falko Nazareth Area High School 610-759-1730 ext. 2314 mfalko@nazarethasd.org
    Kristy Hall Nazareth Area High School 610-759-1730 ext. 2218 khall@nazarethasd.org